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Boder travels overseas on USS Brazil; French village; displaced persons camp

Film | Accession Number: 2017.325 | RG Number: RG-60.1961 | Film ID: 4234

MS, group of four at railroad station, including David Boder. “United States Lines Car M.” 01:00:51 VAR views of the deck of a large ship, probably the USS Brazil which Boder sailed to Europe on in late July 1946. Boder with the recorder on his shoulder, walks down the stairs on the ship. A man writes in a journal. A man wearing a yarmulke takes off his glasses. Boder with two men. Woman with her young son. More shots of the ship, American flag. 01:03:07. CU, alternating shots of Boder and a man with still camera. Other ships in the water as they approach a harbor. People on deck.

01:05:20 Rural town. Woman follows two dairy cows. Sign with arrows, “Amblainville Meru D 121.” (a town in France). Man walks with a cane, kettle and scythe down the street. People gathered around on a cobblestone street look at the camera and smile. Men on horseback lead them down the street. Donkey pulls a woman in a wagon. CUs, women with baby in a stroller. Man and young child.

01:07:13 Building in a displaced persons camp, unknown location. VAR shots of DPs, men and children. LS of the camp. Children, one with a bandage, and other DPs. Man with the cane and scythe on the sidewalk. LS, large castle-like estate. People stand in the cemetery for a funeral, wreaths. Men walk through the gardens/cemetery. Funeral procession, men dressed formally with top hats. Group outside of a building, pan up a ruined building, USA automobile in front. Street activity. Crowd. Woman rides her bike with a child in the front basket. Boys. Woman carries boxes.

Event:  July-September 1946
Atlantic Ocean
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology at University of Akron
Record last modified: 2023-11-07 12:18:02
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